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Cartilage Grown In Lab Implanted Into Man's Knee

Doctors: the harvest, grow, implant procedure could change approach to knee injuries

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Doctors are testing a novel approach in an attempt to repair damaged cartilage in the knee. They’re harvesting healthy cartilage cells from a patient, using those cells to grow new cartilage in a laboratory, then implanting the new cartilage into the patient’s knee in an effort to help it heal.

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Organ Donor Shortage Prompts Creative Searches

Patients are turning to social media, unconventional means to find donors on their own

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Due to a staggering shortage in the number of donors, patients who are placed on waiting lists for organ transplants are getting creative in their efforts to help find donors themselves. Jason Rubinstein, of Dublin,Ohio, found a donor after posting a plea on Facebook. Others, like Lori Coulter, have painted signs on their cars and taken their messages to the streets.

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Julie Bing, MS

Research Engineer, Injury Biomechanics Research Center, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Areas of expertise include but are not limited to:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Biomechanical Engineering 
  • Injury Prevention
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David Flanigan, MD

Director of Cartilage Restoration Program and Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Areas of expertise include but are not limited to:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Knee Ligament, meniscus and cartilage injuries
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Todd Pesavento, MD

Medical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation and Interim Executive Director, Comprehensive Transplant Center at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

  • Transplant of the kidney and other solid organs
  • Nephrology
  • Hypertension
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